RenameFiles OPTIONS ACTION FILES
RenameFiles -S OPTIONS ACTIONARGS -- FILES
Rename(move) files or directories according to a renaming function
specified by ACTION.
-c, --case-insensitive assume a file system with case insensitive file
-D, --apply-to-dir apply renaming function ACTION to the complete
filename (including path/directories) (default:
apply only to the basename of a filename)
--help display short help text
-i, --interactive confirm before renaming
--man, --manual display complete help with examples etc.
-n, --dry-run don't actually rename files
-p, --parent-dirs create all parent directories for new file names
-q, --quiet don't print names of files to rename
-S use syntax ACTIONARGS -- FILES rather than put
the whole ACTION construct into a single argument
-v, --verbose be a bit verbose
-V, --version output version information and exit
1 ACTION: input must come from stdin, output must go to stdout.
2 ACTION can be a piping construct.
3 If the ACTIONARGS syntax is used:
- arguments not prefixed with "@" are put into quotes
- arguments prefixed with "@" are not put into quotes, and the "@" is
removed from the argument.
4 If ACTION fails, no changes will be made.
5 If ACTION yields an empty string, the file won't be renamed.
6 If ACTION yields the original filename, the file won't be renamed.
7 Already existing files won't be overwritten.
Modify the file name extension of files named *.cc to *.cpp:
RenameFiles "sed 's/\\.cc\$/.cpp/ig'" *.cc
Rename files by changing all spaces (" ") to underscores ("_") and all
upper case letters to lower case letters:
RenameFiles "sed 's/ /_/g' | tr [:upper:] [:lower:]" *
Same as above but using the -S option:
RenameFiles -S sed 's/ /_/g' "@|" tr [:upper:] [:lower:] -- *
Move files matching "LHS--RHS.txt" into subdirectories "LHS"
(renaming them to "RHS.txt"). Create needed directories if they
do not yet exist. Don't really execute the commands:
RenameFiles --verbose --parent-dirs --dry-run \
"sed 's,\(.*\)--\(.*\.txt\),\1/\2,'" *
- only tested with bash
- it is quite slow
- (more: see lines in script file marked with BUG)
License: GPL, Version 2 (or later version).
- RenameFiles 1.0.2b-01 [2002-10-06] (MD5: e8bf2b42b5f19d39cf6a7db5dcab2aec)